Lamb Machboos

Machboos is one of the UAE’s favorite meals and showcasing rich Emirati heritage. We have given this dish its own flare with our marinade spice solutions.


Portions 10




  • Cashew nuts, toasted 100 g

  • Zaatar leaves fresh 5 g


  1. Lamb:

    • Wash the lamb meat thoroughly with cold water then pat dry with paper towel.

    • Rub the Knorr Coating Mix Marinade on the lamb and marinade in the fridge for 4 hours or more.

    • In a pot heat the Rafhan Corn Oil and toast of the cinnamon, cardamom and dried lemon till fragrant.

    • Place the lamb in the pot and cover with water, and cover with lid.

    • Simmer for 2 hours till tender and skim the scum every few minutes.

    • Once tender remove the lamb and reserve the stock.

  2. Rice:

    • Cook the rice with saffron and 1.2 liter of the Knorr Chicken Stock Powder.

    • Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 10min, then turn off the heat and steam for 10 more minutes.

  3. Presentation:

    • Shred the boneless lamb and mix through the rice.

    • Plate the rice on a platter, rest the shoulder on the rice and garnish with cashew and Zaatar.